The University of New England's Tangier Global Forum is designed to encourage discussion and critical examination of the burning issues facing the global community.
Gabriel Said Reynolds
April 20, 2017
Tangier Campus Auditorium
19h00 | 2:00 PM EDT
In this lecture, Reynolds will argue that the Quran depends on its audience's Biblical knowledge to advance its own message. By citing examples including the Quran's references to the killing of prophets, its account of Abraham’s guests, and the Quran's description of paradise as a garden in heaven, he will show that the Quran presumes a knowledge of certain Jewish and Christian traditions, even as it shapes these traditions in a way that conforms to its own theological message.